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Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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How are all happy families alike?

by marc412 on February 20, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

The first line of Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina" says that "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Anna's family was not a happy one, so it's up to us to guess how they're all the same.


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